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  • ThyssenKrupp to Expand RFID Steel Tracking

    German-based steel producer ThyssenKrupp successfully piloted an RFID system to track slabs produced in Brazil and shipped to a facility in Germany. The company announced it will continue the RFID tracking and expand it to a new mill currently under construction in Brazil.

  • Paz Energy Uses RFID for Fuel Security and Inventory Efficiencies

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Israeli company is using a combination of RFID, GPS and GPRS from Hi-G-Tek to track fuel deliveries to gas stations and stores around the Middle Eastern country.

  • New Material Launched to Protect RFID Credit Cards

    Chase Corporation, a 61-year-old, hundred-million-dollar protective materials manufacturer, has turned its sights to RFID. The company's PaperTyger division, which produces tear and water resistant laminated papers, has just announced RFID Shield, a new material aimed at the contactless credit card market.

  • Karstadt Readies for RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    After years of sitting on the sidelines, Germany's largest fashion retailer has decided to launch a six-month pilot involving the tagging of 50,000 items.

  • Mercy Medical Tracks Cardiovascular Consumables

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Des Moines, Iowa, hospital is employing passive HF tags to inventory its supply of stents, balloons and other devices used in its catheterization lab—and, eventually, to bill patients.

  • Pfizer Manager Discusses the Viagra RFID Pilot

    A few weeks ago RFID Update published a contributed article from Pfizer that revealed key data and findings from the giant drug maker's RFID pilot to tag all bottles of Viagra sold in the US. This follow-up article discusses what Pfizer manager Tim Marsh thinks the pilot indicates about RFID and the pharmaceutical supply chain.

  • Tulsa to Deploy RFID Automated Bike Rental Racks

    QI Systems, a Canadian provider of contactless solutions, last week introduced an innovative RFID-based bicycle rental automation system that will allow the public to check out and return rental bikes from unattended bike racks. Dubbed Cyclestation, the system will be initially deployed in the Tulsa, Oklahoma metropolitan area.

  • NASA to Launch RFID Test to Track Crewmember Supplies

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The agency is hoping passive RFID tags using surface acoustic wave technology will help it take inventory of consumable items in space.

  • German Automakers and Suppliers Track Industry-Wide Supply Chain With RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    A multiyear project involving several automakers and their suppliers, academia and the German government, is testing RFID to improve supply chain visibility and efficiencies.

  • Hopes and Hurdles for RFID Adoption in India

    India is considerably behind its North American and European counterparts in adoption of RFID technology. With its burgeoning domestic economy and increasing role as a supplier of goods abroad, however, eventual RFID adoption is almost certain. Indeed, a number of initiatives are already underway.

  • Search Teams Put RFID to the Rescue to Help Find the Missing

    By Claire Swedberg

    Rescue agencies in the United States and Canada are leveraging RFID wristbands and readers to cut the time needed to locate lost individuals.

  • Jena University Hospital Prescribes RFID to Reduce Medication Errors

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German hospital is beginning a pilot designed to track individual antibiotic prescriptions from the pharmacy to the patient.

  • EPCglobal Director Says No Need to Wait for China to Officially Condone EPC

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization's global development director says the nation's new UHF RFID regulations mean global companies can now use EPC tags and readers to track Chinese-made goods throughout the supply chain.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Brooks Automation announces compact HF reader; Calif. Senate passes bill to keep RFID out of state IDs; Xterprise offers comprehensive RTI tracking; Diagraph's new midrange print-encode-apply system; VAI supports VeriFone's RFID-enabled payment terminal.

  • RFID Invention to Detect Esophageal Reflux

    Doctors in Texas have developed innovative RFID-based medical technology to track esophageal reflux disease, a condition that is estimated to affect as many as 19 million people. The new solution combines RFID with sensor technology to measure and transmit data from within a patient's body.

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